This section discusses the following tasks:
IMPORTANT:Do not install any of the following service combinations on the same server as the Novell Archive and Version Services.
Although not all of the combinations will cause pattern conflict warnings, Novell does not support any of the combinations shown.
Novell Domain Services for Windows
Xen Virtual Machine Host Server
During installation of OES Services, in the Software Selection page, select Novell Archive and Version Services option, the dependent components are selected along with the service.You have to additionally select the following dependencies:
Novell iManager: Allows to configure server, defaults, and job settings and to manage jobs.
Novell NetStorage: Provides a Web based interface to users for file version retrieval and restoration.
Clickand follow the on-screen instructions.
On the Novell Open Enterprise Server Configuration screen, you can do one of the following:
Click Step 3. If you use the default Arkmanager configuration, Archive service starts its own instance of PostgreSQL database.to use the default Arkmanager configuration and continue to
If you need to configure Archive and Version Services with an existing PostgreSQL database, select Step 2.a.to change the credentials of database and continue to
NOTE:The existing PostgreSQL database needs to be running. Archive server creates its own instance of database, if it is not running.
(Optional) On selecting Arkmanager, a Archive Versioning Server Configuration screen is displayed. Enter the inputs for the fields, refer Table 5-1 or the help on the left pane of the screen for details on the fields.
Table 5-1 Default Configuration File Parameter Description
Database Port Number
Specify the port number to use for the archive database communications. Port 5432 is the default.
Specify a username for the administrator of the archive database (the PostgreSQL database for the archived data).
IMPORTANT:The PostgreSQL user must be an unprivileged user, not the root user.
Database User Password
Specify the password for the user specified in thefield.
The database runs with the credentials configured by you.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Archive server configuration.
To run the Archive and Version Services as non-root user, you must install the server patch.
Install the Archive Server Patch # 15269. On installation of the patch, you need to reconfigure the Archive and Version Services.
IMPORTANT:If you have already configured the Archive server, you can retain the existing configuration and user data. For more information, see the TID 3858638 at Novell Technical Support website.
You must create an NSS pool on the server where you plan to store the archive data. For information, see Section 16.1, Creating a Pool in the OES 2 SP3: NSS File System Administration Guide
You must create two encrypted or non-encrypted NSS (Primary and Archive) volumes on same or different NSS pool.
The Primary volume contains the data to be versioned and Archive volume contains the versions or the archived data. One versioning job can be defined for each Primary volume.
To create an non-encrypted NSS volume through iManager, see Section 19.3, Creating and Configuring Unencrypted NSS Volumes in the OES 2 SP3: NSS File System Administration Guide
If your implementation requires an encrypted NSS volume to store the file versions, use the NSS Management Utility (NSSMU) to create the encrypted volume. The iManager Storage plug-in does not provide an encryption option. For information, see Section 20.3 Creating an Encrypted Volume in the OES 2 SP3: NSS File System Administration Guide
To archive file versions, you must define versioning jobs to run on the archive server. Continue with the next section for configuring jobs using iManager.
A job specifies the property settings to use when archiving file versions for a specified volume that resides in the same eDirectory tree as the archive server.
You must establish a schedule for each versioning job that meets users’ requirements for file versioning, given limited storage and bandwidth resources. Versioning occurs for eligible files at scheduled intervals, called epochs. We recommend you to schedule 30-minute epochs for the volume.
You can only define one job for a given Primary volume. If you attempt to define multiple jobs for a volume on the same or different server, Archive and Version Services does not run as designed and data integrity in the archive database is compromised.
The iManager utility allows you to configure Archive volume and create and manage jobs. For information on configuring jobs using iManager, see Section 7.0, Configuring Jobs in iManager.
After configuring a job, you can access file versions using NSS File Version Utility or Web based Archive function using Novell NetStorage. For more information on restoring files, see OES 2 SP3: Novell Archive and Version Services 2.1 User Guide.
You must LUM-enable the user who needs to restore the file versions using NSS File Version Utility. To do this, Click thetask.
In the example, we have used the name of Primary server as Arcprime-server. The context of the server is finance. The name of the user is Carlos and group is Archivegp.
In the Carlos and click .window, select
Every Linux user must belong to a primary group. In the novlxtier object and click Next.window, select
IMPORTANT:A user must be a part of the novlxtier group to use the NSS File Version Utility for restoring versions.
In the Select Workstations window, select UNIX WorkStation-Arcprime-server.finance and click Next.
The user Carlos is LUM-enabled and his primary group is novlxtier. Carlos is also given access to UNIX WorkStation-Arcprime-server.finance workstation.
NOTE:In addition to novlxtier group, user can be added to another groups using iManager. To add a user to Archivegp group, click task. Select the user Carlos and click . Select the tab and add Archivegp group.
The user Carlos is now a member of novlxtier and Archivegp groups.
For more information on LUM, refer the OES 2 SP3: Novell Linux User Management Technology Guide.